Using photos in the classroom #2 – inspiring role play In last month’s post, we looked at how you could make the most of the ‘surprise factor’ when using a photograph in class. This month, we’ll be exploring how images can help inspire role-play activities that will get your learners thinking and speaking. Don’t forget: each month we’re sharing one of the striking images used in our new course Cambridge English Empower, and asking you to share how you’d use that image in the classroom.
34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom 34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom 34 Ways Ideas For Smartphones In The Classroom By Category by John Hardison first appeared on gettingsmart.com In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment. In this blog post, I have attempted to avoid any redundancies. Please join me in helping educators everywhere creatively use smartphones by contributing any overlooked uses and supportive responses via this survey.
MacMag Online: Authoring tools on the Web Authoring tools on the Web In a time not so long ago, authoring tools would have been considered to be a set of pens and a blank sheet of paper. Then came the digital age. Visi Alaminos returns to the Mac Mag Online to reveal what this ‘newspeak’ means, where the tools can be found and how they can be harnessed for the benefit of English language learning. As English teachers, we always try to individualise our teaching as much as possible in order to cope with the mixed ability levels we find in our classes.
6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers One of the best things about education technology is that it has allowed students and teachers alike to turn to online annotation and records, making hastily scrawled, illegible scribbles and coffee-stained pages a thing of the past. From university students keeping track of lectures to young students making plans and mind maps, there is an online note-taking tool to suit everyone… 1. Study Blue A great site that allows students to create online flash cards, study guides and quizzes. These learning resources are stored online, making heavy folders and easily-misplaced notebooks redundant, as students can simply login anywhere anytime and use their notes to revise, or test themselves using their flashcards.
Dave's ESL Cafe's Web Guide!: Lesson Plans Skip to Content Home > Lesson Plans Lesson Plans (Subscribe) Links The Hat - Random Name Generator Current version: 220.127.116.11License: Freeware "I'm first!" "No I'm first!""No, I called it!" "Well I'm second!""OK then Dustin is last because he's youngest!"" The 15 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom The iPad has fundamentally changed how and what I teach in my Spanish classes. First of all, I no longer use textbooks. Ever. Why would I when everything I need and more is available online or through an app?
5 Places To Research “This Day In History” One of my colleagues recently asked students to research what important events occurred in history on their birthdays. I can’t tell you how fun it was to see young students learn about the ancient past in a way that they felt connected to – even if it was just because it was their birthday! Students were able to learn about all kinds of events, from celebrity birthdays and popular music releases to major wars and political events. Then, they were able to share these new historical learnings with their peers. It was a nice break from reading from a textbook or learning about events in chronological order! In developing this lesson with my colleague, I conducted quite a bit of research on websites that allow students to take a glimpse into the past, one day at at time.
10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below. I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more. SkyView® Free – Android-appar på Google Play You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find popular constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate planets in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys. Du behöver inte vara en astronom att hitta stjärnor eller konstellationer på himlen, bara öppna SkyView® gratis och låt den guida dig till deras placering och identifiera dem. SkyView Free är en vacker och intuitiv stjärnorna app som använder kameran för att exakt upptäcka och identifiera himlakroppar i himlen, dag eller natt.
BrainBox Wed 15 June 2016 Continental Contrivances Europe has been high on the news agenda for weeks now, which started us thinking – of all the things we in Britain take for granted today, which can we trace back to our continental neighbours? So, from bratwurst to boulevards, here are 10 innovations to thank Europe for… Wed 11 May 2016 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect.
Sky Map – Android-appar på Google Play Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.Troubleshooting/FAQThe Map doesn't move/points in the wrong placeMake sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation.